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The Rag Restaurant

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Ironstone road, Rawnsley, Cannock WS12 0QD, England
There is a bus stop outside the pub.
01543277491
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Set on the outskirts of Cannock Chase, The Rag Restaurant was opened in...
Set on the outskirts of Cannock Chase, The Rag Restaurant was opened in March 2004 after extensive building work and redecoration. It has an established reputation for serving high quality, home cooked food, which along with fine wines helps to ensure The Rag provides a charming location for any occasion. Inside The Rag you will find a relaxed, friendly atmosphere full of style and comfort. Whether you wish to visit for lunch or an evening meal, you and your guests can be assured of a warm welcome.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 180
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sunday dinner delight

Came here table of four as a family all first timers. Firstly found the booking excellent and easy to do on line. The initial welcome we had at the bar was very friendly and we were immediately seated. The decor and furnishings e.t.c was like an oldy worldy kind of pub with nick knacks and things... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
julie p
,
staffordshire
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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285 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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staffordshire
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Came here table of four as a family all first timers. Firstly found the booking excellent and easy to do on line. The initial welcome we had at the bar was very friendly and we were immediately seated. The decor and furnishings e.t.c was like an oldy worldy kind of pub with nick knacks and things around. The service was... More 

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TheRagRawnsley, Owner at The Rag Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear julie p Our Sunday lunchtime service is one of the busiest of the week, and we're delighted that you enjoyed the food and service at The Rag. We will pass your comments on to the kitchen and front of house teams - thank you for recognising how hard the team work. We hope to see you again in the... More 

England
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

After reading good reviews about this place here at Trip Advisor, my boyfriend and I decided to go at the Rags since it's just near our place. We went last Saturday 11 April 2015. The restaurant had ample parking, the ambiance inside is light and airy. The staff are welcoming and organised. The only thing we noticed was the restaurant... More 

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TheRagRawnsley, Owner at The Rag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Bloomfield_Lily. We're glad to read that you had a pleasant experience during your recent Saturday lunch at The Rag, and that the food met all expectations. All the best! Michael & Stephanie More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The food here is amazing! This is a great little restaurant, the staff were fantastic and we had a great time, this is the first time we have been and it lived up to my expectations. The bar area is simple and you feel like you could come in for a pint from a long walk and be very welcome,... More 

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TheRagRawnsley, Owner at The Rag Restaurant, responded to this review

We were so pleased to read your review Philip C, and thank you for taking the time and trouble to write it. We hope you enjoy many more visits to The Rag in the future. Kind regards, Michael & Stephanie More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is the second occasion we have been to the Rag for lunch both times with my cousin who recommended we meet up for lunch, four of us eating on both times. The building is dated with time but this adds to ambiance of the Rag, the service and the food quality is a 100% and the portions are generous... More 

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TheRagRawnsley, General Manager at The Rag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello David M Thank you for your kind words and we're delighted that you enjoyed your recent lunch dining in our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. All the best! Michael & Stephanie More 

Cannock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

used the rag lots of times never had a bad meal.the mid week specials are the best value in the area

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TheRagRawnsley, Owner at The Rag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi davencarol_11 Thank you for taking the time to review your visits to The Rag. We're pleased to see that you always have an enjoyable time, and look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best! Benny & Stephanie More 

Cannock, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have never had a disappointing meal at the Rag, have used this place over many years, the staff are always pleasant and friendly, service has always been good and the food is excellent. I have taken advantage of their special offers during the week and the food is just as good as any other time, I will certainly continue... More 

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TheRagRawnsley, Owner at The Rag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Lin52_11 Thank you for your very kind words. We're delighted to see that you always have a good dining experience, and look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind regards, Benny & Stephanie More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This pub is more an eating place with a very good local reputation for very good food. We eat here an a regular basis and their special offer of two courses with wine for £30 per couple is excellent value. Friendly efficient young staff are fun but sadly (or otherwise!) they do not accept bookings with children. This probably gives... More 

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TheRagRawnsley, Owner at The Rag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Michael L We're pleased that you choose to dine with us and that you enjoy the food we serve. Yes, we do have an Over 14s policy in operation for the Bar and Restaurant, which is based on feedback received from the majority of our diners. However, during the summer months, children/families are more than welcome when we have... More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Me and the Bf went for a meal here to celebrate a new job, we booked on the day and was give a choice of 2 times. We booked for 8:30pm and when we got there admittedly 5-10 mins late where told they stoppers serving at 8:30 so where rushed in! We where very confused as to why we where... More 

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TheRagRawnsley, Owner at The Rag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Ddggbbeee Congratulations on the new job, and we're pleased that you were able to celebrate your news with us here at The Rag. Thank you for taking the time to review your experience, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best! Benny & Stephanie More 

Cannock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is our local public house, but if we every eat out it is always at the Rag. Great food and the right price - Dont miss it

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TheRagRawnsley, Owner at The Rag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Patsyr1749 Thank you for the positive recommendation! We look forward to seeing you again very soon, Benny & Stephanie More 

England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We often use The Rag during the week and have never been let down. Friends have been amazed at the quality/value of the meal. If the lamb shank is on you will not be disappointed. Two courses are ample for anyone. Always at least a couple of real ale available too.

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TheRagRawnsley, Owner at The Rag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello kirrieloon Thank you for your lovely words - and we're delighted that you choose to come back to The Rag time and time again. See you soon! Benny & Stephanie More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ironstone road, Rawnsley, Cannock WS12 0QD, England
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus stop outside the pub.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Cannock
  • Phone Number: 01543277491

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Set on the outskirts of Cannock Chase, The Rag Restaurant was opened in March 2004 after extensive building work and redecoration. It has an established reputation for serving high quality, home cooked food, which along with fine wines helps to ensure The Rag provides a charming location for any occasion. Inside The Rag you will find a relaxed, friendly atmosphere full of style and comfort. Whether you wish to visit for lunch or an evening meal, you and your guests can be assured of a warm welcome.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?